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Consumer Participation Working Group

Background

The North and West Metropolitan Region LASN Consumer Participation Working Group (CPWG) was established to model good practice in relation to consumer feedback and participation processes for homelessness services, to develop mechanisms to channel consumer perspectives into LASN work, and to seek consumers’ views on the regional implementation of the Opening Doors Framework. 

The CPWG is a working party of the North and West Metropolitan Homelessness Local Area Service Networks, and is comprised two consumers and of representatives of the following services:

  • Council to Homeless Persons
  • Launch Housing
  • St Vincent de Paul Vincentcare
  • Wombat Housing and Support Services
  • Children's Resource Coordination Program
The CPWG meets about five times a year to plan the annual consumer survey, analyse the survey responses, host a consumer forum to make recommendations to the LASNs about possible responses to the survey and to feedback the outcomes of the survey to consumers.
To join the CPWG contact Meredith Gorman, Northern Homelessness Networker (meredith.gorman@launchhousing.org.au) or Sarah Langmore, Western Homelessness Networker (sarah@wombat.org.au). 

Events

2019May
26 Pets in the Park Clinics: Free vet support for pets of people who are homeless
2019June
4 SASHS Open House
14 AOD and Homelessness: Working Better Together at the Intersections of Practice training
2019August
27 National Housing Conference